GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 15-year-old girl says that she earned more than $1,100 by selling photos and videos of herself nude online before her mother contacted police.
The Kent County Sheriff’s Office tells FOX 17 that the are seeing a significant increase in these types of crimes, which are aimed at kids on social media.
The Gaines Township girl told detectives that she had been doing this for about a year and that she had four or five customers just in the last month, as well as other repeat customers. The case only came to light when the girl’s mother found out about her daughter’s activities and reported it to police.
Images and videos were sent to customers through her gmail account and she was paid through PayPal. She did not send images until after receiving payment.
Sgt. E.J. Johnson of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office says that no arrests have been made and the investigation continues.